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BHS Research awards 2021

British Hernia Society 2021 Research Awards are Open


We welcome applications for the award of British Hernia Society Research Grants. For consideration the application form must be completed in full and submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 29th October 2021.

Grants of up to £8000 are available. The money may be distributed among several applicants or awarded to a single applicant at the discretion of the award panel.

All applicants will be informed of the final decision of the award panel by 31st December 2021.

The British Hernia Society Research Grants are awarded to applicants as a result of open competition with high quality peer review. Applicants need to be members of the British Hernia Society, however registration is free via the British Hernia Society Website and is open to all health professionals. We will fund research* that is of clear value to the NHS, social care or public health and that takes appropriate account of the priorities, needs and realities of the NHS, social care or public health. The British Hernia Society is a non-commercial partner of NIHR and as such successful applicants are eligible for NIHR support

(please see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/study-support-service/eligibility-for-nihr-support/)

The successful recipient(s) will be expected to present their work at a BHS Conference.

The application form can be downloaded here:

British Hernia Society Research Grant Application Form

Please send applications to:



* Research can be defined as the attempt to derive generalisable or transferable new knowledge to answer or refine relevant questions with scientifically sound methods. This excludes: audit; needs assessments; quality improvement and other local service evaluations. It also excludes routine banking of biological samples or data except where this activity is integral to a self-contained research project designed to test a clear hypothesis.
Oral Presentation Prize 2020
We are happy to announce that Thomas Whitehead-Clarke won this year’s oral presentation prize at British Hernia society virtual conference held on 2nd-3rd November, for his excellent presentation on “The experimental methodology and comparators used for in vivo hernia
mesh testing; a ten year scoping review”. He is a PhD student and clinical research fellow at UCL division of Surgery and intervention science. He receive s free registration for EHS 2022